Sex! Just Do It!
In our modern lifestyles we’re all running around with our busy schedules, and the sad reality is that a lot of us don’t ever take the time to indulge our sexual needs. We have excuses like I have a headache, or it’s since the kids were born things have slowed down. But the reality is that a regular, healthy sex life will help us cope with our busy lives. Here’s 7 reasons to Just do it!
Did you know that there are mood - boosting hormones in semen? By absorbing these hormones through the vagina, we boost our moods and beat those blues! It goes without saying that this needs to be done with caution. An unwanted pregnancy or STD will have the opposite effect on your mood, so ensure that you and your partner have both been checked, and you’re on alternative contraception if you’re not planning on having a baby. Orgasms are also great mood lifters, and also improve our physical health by keeping our muscles tight and making our hearts pump. Healthy body – healthy mind.
In a study at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, researchers found that college students who had sex once or twice per week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that boosts the immune system. So forget an apple a day – an orgasm a day (or at least once or twice a week) will help keep the doctor away.
On average, sex burns about five calories per minute, depending upon your weight, and of course depending on the intensity. When you get aroused by whatever means – kissing, perving the local talent - this boosts your heart rate too, which in turn burns more calories. So in actual fact, you’re killing two birds with one stone and making more time in your busy schedule, cos you won’t have to go to the gym!
Stress is the king of all diseases. Studies show that people who have orgasms more regularly suffer from lower blood pressure than people that don’t. An interesting fact is that orgasms, or at least good sex, help to alleviate most headaches. It actually relaxes the muscles in the body and eases tension. So next time you want to use it as an excuse for not having sex, just think of the benefits it gives you. When you stress less, you cope better with life. And it’s definitely one of the more pleasant ways to release tension.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is often referred to as Early Death. It can often be a symptom for a much more serious problem – poor vascular health. Because there is so much negative stigma attached to ED, men often don’t get it checked out which is a terrible mistake. Not only that, the stress of having ED puts additional strain on the heart, and so it becomes a vicious circle. On the other hand, regular orgasms will work the cardiovascular system, keeping it strong and healthy.
A long-term study of 3,500 people between the ages of 30 and 85 found that regular sex may take between four and seven years off your physical appearance. Researchers at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland presented photos of the subjects to an impartial panel of judges, who were asked to guess their ages. The people who were judged to be the youngest were also those who had the most sex. What’s the connection between youthfulness and getting it on? In addition to boosting self-esteem and confidence, sex increases the production of human growth hormone, which is known to improve muscle tone. And let’s face it, when we look younger, we feel younger.
After all these fantastic things that sex does for us, it’s no wonder that if we have it on a regular basis, it can actually elongate out life spans. Research has shown that people who have sex on a regular basis live seven to eight years longer than people who are indifferent to sex. So pack away your excuses, take out your sexy underwear and Just do it!